Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrushes breed along clear, perennial streams in mature deciduous or mixed forest, usually in hilly environments. They also breed in cypress swamps and other bottomland forests but avoid clearcut areas and young forests. Wintering birds in the West Indies and in Central and South America also use fast-flowing streams in hilly areas, less often in the lowlands, and they are downright rare in the mangrove forests favored by Northern Waterthrushes, though both species may be found there during migration.



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